Boris Pasternak

Here you will find the Poem Definition of Creative Art of poet Boris Pasternak

Definition of Creative Art

With shirt wide open at the collar, 
Maned as Beethoven's bust, it stands; 
Our conscience, dreams, the night and love, 
Are as chessmen covered by its hands. 

And one black king upon the board: 
In sadness and in rage, forthright 
It brings the day of doom.-Against 
The pawn it brings the mounted knight. 

In gardens where from icy spheres 
The stars lean tender, linger near, 
Tristan still sings, like a nightingale 
On Isolde's vine, with trembling fear. 

The gardens, ponds, and fences, made pure 
By burning tears, and the whole great span, 
Creation-are only burst of passion 
Hoarded in the hearts of men.